UK backs the decision to hold Russia legally responsible for the downing of flight MH17 4 years after a missile blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing 298 together with ten Britons
- Britain supported makes an attempt to hold Russia responsible for destroying MH17
- The passenger jet was shot down over the Ukraine killing all 298 on board
- A Dutch investigation linked the missile used to shoot down the jet to Russia
- Vladimir Putin has denied duty for downing the Boeing 777 jet
A complete of 196 of the victims had been Dutch and 27 Australian, whereas ten had been Britons.
Dutch prosecutor Fred Westerbeke, pictured, supplied proof of the BUK missile used to shoot down MH17 on July 17, 2014 over japanese Ukraine
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated yesterday: ‘State responsibility comes into play when states fail to uphold provisions of international law and that’s clearly the case.’
Australia and the Netherlands shortly gained assist from the US, UK and the EU, placing additional pressure on tense relations between Moscow and the West.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson known as on Russia to co-operate totally with the investigation, including: ‘The Kremlin believes it can act with impunity.
‘The Russian government must answer for its actions in relation to the downing of MH17. This is an egregious example of the Kremlin’s disregard for harmless life.’
Russia denies involvement in the downing of the Boeing 777 on July 17, 2014. The airplane was flying 33,000ft above war-ravaged japanese Ukraine when it was torn aside by a missile fired from territory managed by pro-Russian rebels.
The Boeing 777 passenger jet was shot down 100 miles east of Donetsk, Ukraine in July 2014
A Dutch-led workforce of investigators stated on Thursday they’d sturdy proof that the Buk missile system that introduced down the Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flight got here from a Russia-based navy unit, the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade primarily based in the metropolis of Kursk.
It was the most specific hyperlink but printed by the investigators between Moscow and the downing of Flight MH17.
Australian overseas minister Julie Bishop known as for worldwide assist for the authorized initiative by her nation and the Netherlands.
‘If military weapons can be deployed and then used to bring down civilian aircraft in what was essentially a war zone, then international security is at risk and we call on all countries to inform the Russian Federation that its conduct is unacceptable,’ she added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin final evening once more denied his nation’s involvement. Asked at an financial discussion board in Saint Petersburg whether or not a Russian military missile was used, he stated: ‘Of course not.’
Mr Putin added Moscow couldn’t totally belief Dutch findings about the incident as a result of Moscow had not been concerned in the investigation.